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CBS
Sep 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
in prison. their release comes just a day before the president addresses the united nations general assembly. bow and fatal are expected to be flown on a private jet to the gulf state. the three friends met at the university of california at berkeley. the men's families say they are super excited for the release, but won't rest easily until the two are back on american soil. tina krause, cbs news. >>> shane bower is engaged to sarah. he grew up in minnesota. fatal is an environmental activist and it from suburban philadelphia. >>> a new report shows the justice department grossly overpaid for the food that was served at its conferences. a report shows the justice department vastly overpaid, including $8 for each cup of coffee, and $16 for a muffin. the report tracked expenses from 2007 to 2009. the report also showed an exorbitant amount of money spent in 2004 through 2006, including $5 for a swedish meatball. >> clearly, government has not yet been put on a diet that taxpayers can afford to keep. >> overall, the department of justice spent more than $73 million on conferences in 2009. that
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
and iran. >> reporter: release came before president obama addressed the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmedinejad gives his speech today. president obama says he's thrilled with the news. he like the rest of his administration believes the hikers should not have been held in the first place. >> they have a chance now to reunite with their families and to decompress from what has been a terrible experience for them and i'm looking forward to seeing them when they return home. >> reporter: in josh fattal's hometown near philadelphia "welcome home" signs are already up. his uncle is eagerly awaiting a reunion. >> i want to see his face. >> reporter: they could be back on u.s. soil within days. susan mcguinness for cbs news, washington. >> omani and swiss diplomats helped to get the release since the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran. >>> president obama talked to the united nations general assembly yesterday. procedure to his -- prior to his address president obama met face-to-face with the palestinian president. he doesn't want abbas to ask for statehood when the u.n
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 6:30pm EDT
at the united nations general assembly in new york. bauer and fattal were released only after the payment of $1 million in bail. the international dissent began which when bauer and fattal along with shroud, mistakenly crossed the border into iran. they were charged with espionage, but shroud was released after 14 months in captivity and after the payment of half a million dollars in bail was made. she spoke with cbs news after her release. >> the most difficult thing i've ever had to did dotreche is leave prison without shane and josh. >> reporter: the families of the hikers issued a statement saying today was the best day of their lives. scott, it's not known how long those families will stay in oman but it's expected they'll be back in the united states in a matter of days. >> pelley: seth, thank you. today, the federal reserve took a look at the economy and decided to take another extraordinary step to try to jump start the recovery. the fed will shift some of its holdings to long-term u.s. bonds to try to make mortgage mortgagd business lones cheaper. wall street was not impressed, however
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
: their freedom came on the eve of the iranian president ahmadinejad's speech to the united nations general assembly. he has tried to claim credit for the pair's release. but the sult tan of oman, paid $1 million in bail. >> our deepest gratitude goes to his majesty for obtaining our release. >> president obama is thrilled with the news but, like the rest of his administration, believes the hikers never belonged in jail. >> they have a chance to reunite with their families and decompress. >> reporter: there is no word yet when the men will leave for america. family members in the united states say after two years of uncertainty, they are just thankful to know the men are coming home. >> the hikers were arrested in july of 2009, near the iran/iraq border. they say they got lost and wandered into iranian territory. >>> if you dig for dinosaur bones you probably already know about the dinosaur park in laurel, maryland. but did you know about a big discovery there? dave hacker, of silver spring, likes to hunt for fossils. and following tropical storm lee, he came to an open space, he said he kn
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to get that behind the scenes. president obama told the united nations general assembly there are no shortcuts to ending the conflict in the middle east. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would be accomplished by now. >> the president is trying to convince mahmoud abas not to ask for formal recognition of a palestinian state on friday. the president says he supports a palestinian state, but only one that results from an agreement between palestinians and isrealis. >> the deadlock will only be broken when each side learns to stand in the other shoes. >> following the speech, the president met with isreali prime minister, benjamin. >> they want to achieve an international community, but they are not prepared yet to give peace to israel in return. >> president obama affected privately here in new york. but u.s. officials admit, it's unlikely the palestinians will change their minds. >> what's wrong with negotiating it state to state? why do we have to be occupied? >> the white house promises the
CBS
Sep 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
gather in new york city for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. one of the issues up for discussion is the recognition of the palestinian authority as an independent state. several donor nations are reaffirming the authority's readiness for statehood based on reports from key international financial institutions and the u.n. the funeral for kara kennedy, the oldest child of the late senator edward kennedy will be held wednesday at holy trinity church in d.c. the 51-year-old kennedy died friday at a health club. she collapsed after her daily workout. a wake will be held tuesday. both the wake and the funeral will be open to the public. the burial will be private. >>> and funeral plans are also being made for the daughter of former vice president walter mondale. 51-year-old eleanor mondale died after battling brain cancer for several years. she was a television reporter and a radio show host after getting small parts on the big and small screen. she had been off the air since 2009 when she announced the cancer had returned. >>> for the first time in four years, the w
CBS
Sep 13, 2011 6:30pm EDT
further than that. >> reporter: iran's president ahmadinejad will address the united nations general assembly next week. this iranian journalist jailed in 2004 says the timing of this release announcement is hardly a coincidence. >> if he releases them, it shows the case was political from the beginning. it shows the judiciary has been under the influence of the iranian intelligence and the entire case was a game for the iranian intelligence. >> reporter: now, there's some speculation that ahmadinejad might even bring the two hikers with him to the united states as he comes to address the united nations. that's scheduled for some time next thursday. and, scott, it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released just one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. >> pelley: seth, thank you. there is new evidence today of just how deeply the economic slowdown has hurt americans. the census bureau reports that the recession drove nine million people into poverty and cut the standard of living for millions more. the number living below the poverty line-- that's about $11,000
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
nations' general assembly in new york. before his address, he's expected to meet with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas trying to head off a mideast diplomatic showdown at the u. n.. abbas is pushing ahead for his campaign for palestinian state hood there. >>> yesterday, world leaders pledged to take action to prevent millions of deaths from cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease. the leaders at the general assembly's first ever meeting on chronic disease promised to tackle them. however, they never answered exactly how they plan to go about doing that. the pentagon says the number of american troops in iraq will fall to roughly 40,000 by the end of this month. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mike mullen says the reduction puts the military on track to meet its goal by withdrawing all troops from iraq by the end of the year. there's no word on when the estimated 100,000 private security contractors will remain in the country. >>> another battle in the senate over disaster aid now. majority leader harry reid will try this week to add nearly $7 billion in disaster aid funding to
CBS
Sep 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
the tremor or were buried by the landslides right afterwards. >> the united nations general assembly opening session today. mahmoud abbas plans to amy for statehood recognize nation. they're threatening to use force. >>> the 11-month-old girls from sudan were joined at the tops of their head. the charity that funded the operation says the babies do not appear to be suffering any neurological side effects. >>> six months marks two years since the crash that nearly killed soccer star charlie davies who now plays for d.c. united. >> since the early morning wreck on the gw parkway, davies has defied the limits doctors set for him. chip reid has more on the come barque and the goals davies has for himself. >> nearly two years ago, it looked like charlie davies would never play soccer again. >> many people doubted me. in my own head, i knew nothing was going to keep me from getting back on the field. >> davies a star forward was horribly injured in a car accident near washington, d.c. that killed another passenger. davies' right leg was fractured in three places. his eye socket was shattered. his
CBS
Sep 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
night for the annual gathering of the united nations general assembly. this morning he will meet with the head of the libyan transitional council as well as other leaders. after attending a fundraiser tonight the president is scheduled to address the u. n. tomorrow. >>> a difficult investigation this morning for police in prince george's county. they're determining the exact details of what happened when a 2-year-old boy shot himself in the head last night. the child died a short time later. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live at the scene in oxon hill, maryland, a very sad scene to say the least. good morning. >> reporter: it is -- good morning. it is a tough morning. in fact, and police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. there's still cuello tape here. remnants of it here on the fence surrounding the building that once surrounded the building here where the investigation was going on last night. and whether this horrific accident happened here at 6261 in this apartment building on riverside plaza apartments. residents are saying it happened on the second floor o
CBS
Sep 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> lesli, world leaders are in new york city tonight for a meeting of the united nations general assembly. manuel reports on the showdown that is brewing over palestinian state hood. >> the president will address the u.n. assembly here on friday and plans to submit a written request seeking official recognition. the u.s. is making it clear it will reject any vote for statehood and further negotiations are needed. >> it can be accomplished through actions of the united nations. it will have to be isrealis and palestinians sitting down and dealing with the hard issues that have divided them. >> proisrael demonstrators outside of the u.n. agree. >> it is in one place only. at a peace table. you sit down and negotiate. >> behind the scenes, the u.s. and other mediators are meeting to assert a showdown vote by proposing a solution that both palestine and israel could accept. the president says had will not vow to pressure to negotiate before he makes his plea to the world. manuel, cbs news at the u.n. >> and the white house says president obama has not ruled out meeting with president ab
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
will address the united nations general assembly. he's expected the say action at the u. n. is not the way for palestine to be recognized as an independence state. friday. they are formally expected to apply for a seat at the united nations. today the president will meet with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. it's heated on both sides. [ speaking foreign language ] >> we tell the entire world peace has only one way and that's justice, freedom and independence to the arab and palestinian nations. >> solution is in one place only at a peace table. you sit down and you negotiate. >> israeli prime minister left israel this morning and he'll be in new york as well later this week he will also meet with president obama and address the united nations. >>> two months after an arlington county prefer was hurt in an early -- police officer was hurt in an early morning car crash, police have made an arrest in the case. they arrested 21-year-old katherine grace kron. she's charged with dui. we told you about this when it happened july 20th. police say the car driven by kron collided with a patrol car
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
to the united nations general assembly later today. >> charlie d'agata in london, thank you. joining is shane bauer's brother-in-law, nate lindstrom. he joins us here this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i know you had a chance to speak to your wife nicole via skype a bit ago. what is she saying about the reunion? >> she was still pretty much speechless. she was very, very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody is really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion. what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal the last two years to see it unfold on television and to see those images? >> when i finally saw the plane land, that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home, what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them? >> boy, i don't know. it's something we have all l
CBS
Sep 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. and as promised, he was met with some cheers and, of course, opposition. before the united nations and the general assembly. some members gave them a standing ovation. in their remarks, the president was highly critical of israel. >> yes, now, that is something to occupy whatever and to allow the cities to remain above the law. >> reporter: the prime minister said that the settlements are not the issues. >> the core of the conflict has always been there. un. if gnatly will remain a few of them and the palestinians to recognize the jewish state. >> reporter: both of the presidents told the general assembly that they want peace. even as violence continued in the middle east. >> and they fill the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, the israeli troops killed and shot a palestinian man. thousands of palestinians gathered peacefully to watch them speak. and they could take months to take action on the request. and that the u.s. vows to support israel, promising to use their veto power to stop any resolution for the state hood from passing. and that is including the u.s., they are calling fo
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
this week in the u.n. >>> now to president obama's big day at the united nations. he is speaking to the general assembly morning and also meeting with the palestinian president and israeli's prime minister hoping to head off a confrontation over palestine's bid to join the u.n. reporting is mark phillips and elizabeth palmer. but we start off with bill plante. >> reporter: the president will make another attempt today when he meads with mahmoud abbas. doubly embarrassing for the president because of the vision he laid out here at the u.n. last year. >> when we gather back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations. an independent, sovereign state of palestine living in peace with israel. >> reporter: but a year later, the president's vision of israel and palestine living side-by-side in peace is still just a dream. and the administration says that's not his fault. >> the point that the president will make is at the end of the day, peace is going to have to be made between the parties that is can't be imposed from the outside and
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
their plans to ask the united nations for statehood tomorrow. the president made his case to the u.n. general assembly and in a private meeting with palestinian president mahmud abbas. the u.s. wants palestinian statehood achieved through negotiations with israel. >>> a major in wildfires and poor air quality. now the severe drought in texas has many farms struggling to survive. cotton is the big cash croap in the lone star state. >>> if you dread your morning commute, have you thought of trying it car-free? one way to ditch the wheels at 5:38. >> at 5:22, dallas week and the redskins are focusing on their biggest rival. also next at 5:14. howard looks for sun between the rain. year after year. e in your wallet feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> welcome back. 5:14 this thursday morning. closer to the weekend and closer to putting away the rain we're. >> or maybe putting it aside, rain gear, maybe not away just yet. our next real try day is monday -- dry day is monday. today not that bad. some showers here and there. tomorrow looks to be the wettest
CBS
Sep 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
the united nations. that, of course, would be a way to be seen as more benevolent leader. it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >>> a bus driver is being blamed for a deadly crash at a rail crossing. the bus driver tried to beat the nonk plane but he was way too late. what you don't see in the video, a second train going the other way also crashing into the train's derailed cars. in all, 11 people, including the bus driver, were killed. and more than 200 injured. >>> a final report on last year's bp oil spill may be released today, but some details are leaking out and they don't look good for bp. after the deep raurt horizon rig sp exploded nearly 5 billion barrels of oil spilled into the gulf. bp didn't reveal it to investigators for up to a year. >>> and the gulf coast is still suffering the effects of that oil spill. tropical storm lee stirred up tar balls that are still washing up on beaches in louisiana and alabama. the mayor of one alabama town says tests show the tar balls are from
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